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Looking for fig/cheese/bacon app.

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I was looking at menu pages the other day and I saw this appetizer somewhere--the problem is I looked at so many menus that I can't find it anymore. It was figs or dates filled with goat or blue cheese then wrapped in bacon. This sounds so good.I really want to try it. Anyone have any ideas for me? Thanks.

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  1. I had this "special appetizer - figs, stuffed with gorgonzola, wrapped in prosciutto, battered and fried (deep fried!)" at Coco Pazzo last fall - but it was a special, not on the regular menu - it was amazing.


    1. It was actually probably dates filled with cheese and wrapped in bacon. Its a very common dish at tapas restaurants. Not all of them fill the dates, but some do. I wouold check xunta, la paella, alta and any other tapas restaurant. im sure youll fine it- they should all have some version of it.

      btw, its just as good without the cheese :)

      1. This dish is usually called "devils on horseback." I know they have it at Freeman's, it's delicious

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        1. re: davisready

          Thanks for the responses. I will check the above restaurants & tapa bars out.

          1. re: cregut

            the have a good version at the spotted pig as well

          2. re: davisready

            Yep--my favorite part of the meal at Freeman's. I've also seen these on the menu at different Spanish restaurants. Pamplona has a version with dates, but I wouldn't recommend that restaurant.

          3. They used to have it on the bar menu at Louie's on the UWS. The past couple times I've been there they haven't had it, though. They were, indeed, delicious. Also, they're not that hard to make at home...as long as you have all the ingredients and a broiler and some toothpicks.

            1. I've had it at three locations in NYC: Freeman's, Spotted Pig and Salt. All are pretty much equally good. Oh, I had them years ago at a tapas place in the east village too, but I can't remember the name of the place.